The BIDBI Blog

The BIDBI Blog is curated by the marketing team giving you weekly news, views and updates from inside the BIDBI universe as well as reporting on the wider issues affecting UK business and Eco friendly matters. 

We also welcome blogs from existing customers, so get in touch if you would like to talk about your business and eco bags. 

BIDBI Eco News Roundup October 2017

  • Jessica Turner
  • 12th October 2017

Tropical Forests Releasing More Carbon Worrying new research suggests tropical forests are potentially releasing more carbon than they store. Forests across Africa, Asia and Latin America release 425 metric tons of carbon every year. It is thought that 70 percent of this is now caused... Read More

Plan Your Christmas Project

  • 3rd October 2017

It may only be October but that doesn't mean it's to soon to start thinking about Christmas. We know that our clients like to get their orders in before the big rush, so here's a quick reminder to get the ball rolling! If you're ready to order that's great but if you need a little more... Read More

Five Reasons Why Tote Bags are the Perfect Marketing Tool

  • Jessica Turner
  • 29th September 2017

  Printed tote bags can be an integral part of any marketing campaign, with a variety of ways to utilise them. We think they are one of the most effective pieces of physical marketing available, here's why: Marketing Pack If you have multiple pieces of marketing material, for instance... Read More

BIDBI Staff Blog - How we source green...

  • Daya Singh & Kristi Clark
  • 28th September 2017

This week we have Daya, our Managing Director, along with Kristi, our International Operations Manager, to explain the process he goes through for product sourcing, during which he sometimes has to travel around to find the right material and partner. Tell us a little bit about your... Read More

The True Cost of Cheap Fashion

  • 21st September 2017

In April 2013, 1,134 people died in the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  But the tragedy has greater resonance when we consider that the staff at the factory were working in slave labour and unsafe conditions, in order to make cheap fashion for the likes... Read More

Top Drawer A/W 2017

  • Emma Rhodes, Heather Shutt, Gwyn Hollins
  • 18th September 2017

The curtain has closed on another successful Top Drawer. It's one of our favourite trade shows, held in the wonderful Kensington Olympia twice a year, because of the great exhibitors and visitors alike. We sent our fab account managers, Emma, Heather and Gwyn down to meet our customers... Read More

Our Week of Zero Waste

  • 15th September 2017

A few of us in the office decided to take the plunge and try and attempt Zero Waste Week. It happens every year in September and is the annual awareness campaign for reducing landfill. It's been going on since 2008, that's 9 years of helping you save money and preserve resources.  There... Read More

We Love Our Customers

  • 15th September 2017

Our Customers are the most important part of our business, that's why we like to showcase them. From Alpaca DIY knitwear, to a string quartet, to empowering women, our bags can be used for a whole host of reasons.  "TOFT was founded by Kerry Lord in 2006 and is home to the luxury... Read More

Bags of Christmas Spirit

  • 11th September 2017

With Christmas around the corner, it's time to prepare for the buying season to start. Last year, £21 billion was spent online throughout the Christmas period. For online retailers the opportunities at this time of year are endless, consumers aren't slowing down and each year the... Read More

Eco News Roundup September 2017

  • Richard Robinson
  • 4th September 2017

Devastating Floods Hit Large Areas of Southern Asia More than 40 million people have been affected by recent flooding in Bangladesh, Nepal and India after the heaviest monsoon season in decades swept through the region. An estimated 1200 people have lost their lives over the last fortnight,... Read More